Poisoned lottery-winner's body to be exhumed in Chicago
This undated photo provided by the Illinois Lottery shows Urooj Khan, 46, of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, posing with a winning lottery ticket. (AP Photo/Illinois Lottery)
Published Friday, January 18, 2013 6:37AM EST
CHICAGO -- The body of a Chicago man poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery will be exhumed as authorities try to figure out exactly how he died.
The Cook County medical examiner plans to exhume the body of Urooj Khan on Friday morning from a Chicago cemetery.
Khan died in July as he was about to collect US$425,000 in lottery winnings. His death was initially ruled a result of natural causes, but a relative pressed for a deeper look.
Full toxicology results revealed in November that Khan was poisoned. His death was reclassified a homicide.
Authorities hope a forensic autopsy will produce more evidence and tests on Khan's organs may determine whether the poison was swallowed, inhaled or injected.
The medical examiner expects to finish the autopsy Friday.